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Tax Design for A Northern Tiger

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Tax Design for A Northern Tiger ." argues that excessive taxation of savings and investment impedes the efficiency and competitiveness of Canada?s economy. Jonathan Kesselman, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Public Finance at Simon Fraser University, draws on a large body of research to propose changes in personal, payroll, sales and business taxes that will bolster economic performance and increase Canada?s policy autonomy relative to the US. By the Institute for Research on Public Policy.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy , Canada.

Taxation Policy Resource.


Confiscatory Equalization: The Intriguing Case of Saskatchewan?s Vanishing Energy Revenues.

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Confiscatory Equalization: The Intriguing Case of Saskatchewan?s Vanishing Energy Revenues." The study argues that Canada?s equalization program confiscates Saskatchewan?s energy revenues. They are subject to a tax-back rate of 125 percent, says the author. Conversely, provinces with no energy revenues pocket significant amount from energy-related equalization; from $16 million for PEI to a whopping $872 million for Quebec, notes Thomas J. Courchene. By the Institute for Research on Public Policy.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy , Canada.

Taxation Policy Resource.


Globalization Thesis? Race to the Bottom Does Not Withstand Scrutiny

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Globalization Thesis? Race to the Bottom Does Not Withstand Scrutiny " A study by Christian Lammert entitled, ?Modern Welfare States under Pressure: Determinants of Tax Policy in a Globalizing World.? Lammert, from the Centre for North American Studies in Frankfurt, disputes the conventional globalization thesis of a race to the bottom. He reveals instead, a continued increase in tax rates and tax revenues. By the Institute for Research on Public Policy.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy, Canada.

Taxation Policy Resource.


Child Tax Benefit Ineffective in Addressing Child Poverty

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Child Tax Benefit Ineffective in Addressing Child Poverty " An exhaustive examination of Canada?s family policy concludes that recent federal and provincial government initiatives are misguided and have not efficiently addressed the problems of child poverty. ?The Child Tax Benefit is a dead end? assert Pierre Lefebvre and Philip Merrigan in ?Assessing Family Policy in Canada: A New Deal for Families and Children,? released today by the Institute for Research on Public Policy.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy , Canada.

Taxation Policy Resource.


Tax Reform in Canada

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Tax Reform in Canada " The papers in this book draw on insights about the nature and effects of taxation that were developed since Canada?s last major tax reform and incorporates empirical information about the incentive effects of taxes on work, investment, and risk taking. The book also presents evidence on the effects of recent tax reforms on economic performance, using Ireland, Alberta, and Ontario as examples. In all of these jurisdictions, lower taxes combined with tax reform and other measures liberalizing the economy, have resulted in higher economic growth and ultimately higher tax revenues. "Tax Reform in Canada: Our Path to Greater Prosperity" is published by the Fraser Institute

 

By Fraser Institute , Canada.

Taxation Policy Resource.